Network ZEN: Paperwork

The ZEN Network Master was considering the oneness of the Flow. It wasn’t perfect. It wasn’t right.

Intrigued by this aspect, he called the Student to bring the Scripture that had created this service. The Student stood before the Master, much crestfallen and sheepish in visage. His mouth flapped like a salesman, but no noise was made.

The Master understood. He knew what had happened. As punishment, the Student was forbidden from using toilet paper of any kind for one week and must show the Master his hands before he washed them.

The Student was much shamed, and disgusted by the punishment.

At the end of the week, the master asked what the Student had learned. And the Student said “The job isn’t finished until the paperwork is done”.

The Master smiled and saw that the Student was enlightened.

About Greg Ferro

Greg Ferro is a Network Engineer/Architect, mostly focussed on Data Centre, Security Infrastructure, and recently Virtualization. He has over 20 years in IT, in wide range of employers working as a freelance consultant including Finance, Service Providers and Online Companies. He is CCIE#6920 and has a few ideas about the world, but not enough to really count.

He is a host on the Packet Pushers Podcast, blogger at and on Twitter @etherealmind and Google Plus

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  • Chris Fabri

    A little bit late, but, Thank You!

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